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Location New Zealand
Central coordinates 169o 9.93' East  52o 33.03' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 10,858 ha
Altitude 0 - 558m
Year of IBA assessment 2014

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Campbell Teal Anas nesiotis 50-249 individuals  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome breeding  1942-2012  33,239-814,550 breeding pairs  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Erect-crested Penguin Eudyptes sclateri non-breeding  1942-2012  20-30 individuals  A1  Endangered 
Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes breeding  2007  351-600  A1, A4ii  Endangered 
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris breeding  1995  30-50 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma breeding  1940-2012  8,285-9,585 breeding pairs  A1, A4ii  Endangered 
Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora breeding  1907-2008  4,855-7,800 breeding pairs  good  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata breeding  1995  1,600 breeding pairs  A1, A4ii  Near Threatened 
Campbell Albatross Thalassarche impavida breeding  1940-2006  21,648-74,825 breeding pairs  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Campbell Shag Phalacrocorax campbelli resident  1907-1980  1,157-2,666 breeding pairs  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Coenocorypha aucklandica 2010  50-249 mature individuals  medium  A1  Not Recognised 
A4iii Species group - seabirds 50,000-99,999 breeding pairs  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2010 low not assessed not assessed

Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Campbell Private Scenic Reserve Protected Private Land 2 is identical to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   major
Rocky areas   minor
Grassland Tussock grasslands  major
Shrubland   major
Marine Intertidal   major
Wetlands (inland)   minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Campbell Islands. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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